The Shapes of Stories – Kurt Vonnegut

  Stories and scripts are the lifeblood of film-making. Many potential scriptwriters are looking for the “perfect” story and script formula. One that has been tried and tested before and almost guaranteed to be successful. They need a template to…

Westerns – Part 4 – Demise

The western died out in the early 1980s following the monumental disaster of Heaven’s Gate (1980). Not only did it bring a film studio to its knees financially but it made other studios extremely wary of investing in the genre.…